Sunday, January 3, 2010

A year of firsts

Happy New Year from the Reno family!

Obviously 2009 was a year of many firsts for us. Welcoming our precious little boy into our family is an obvious one.

And what a whirlwind it all has been! Thank the Lord for digital cameras and video cameras or I am not sure how much I would remember, although there are many things that stand out in my memory distinctly:
  • Meeting Beniam for the first time, his belly laugh as he was brought out to us
  • Watching him do his funny little fall asleep kick for the first time on our hotel bed
  • His blowout diaper in front of our congregation right as he was about to be baptized (and I was wearing a white skirt...somehow we managed to get through without anyone noticing)
  • His first word "buh-bye"
  • And...jumping up and down in the kitchen crying with my husband as I held our first POSITIVE pregnancy test. Yeah, that was crazy. After 5 years of trying to get pregnant, all of the sudden we were! God in His wisdom waited until Beniam was firmly established in our little family before opening my womb. His ways are so above our ways. Praise Him for that!
So yes, it has been eventful year and the next year looks to be an adventure as well as we add an unexpected but most welcome olive shoot to the Reno clan.

6 comments:

ma said...

So happy to see a new post !!!!! And thanks be to God for all the wonderful ways He has blessed you two this year. 2010 will be oh so exciting as we wait for the next little lamb. Love and kisses ~ Ma

Jess said...

I love you both so much. I am so glad you are happy. I wish all the best for you!

Brendan and Sharon said...

I cried when I checked your blog and saw your new ticker up. Happy New Year!
Love,
The Brendan O'Donnells

team brownlee said...

We rejoice with you for all your firsts and many more to come this year. We could not be happier for our dear friends and LOVE watching God heap blessings upon your sweet heads!

Casey said...

Wow Reno's!!!!!! What an amazing year, God is so good :-)!!!
Love Casey S.

Haesol Won said...

Hi, Mr. and Mrs. Reno!
Well, Happy New Year!! :)
I heard THE NEWS from MV students during winter break and I am really really really really happy for you guys! I am sure that 2010 will be even more amazing!